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FOCUS Missionaries and Students Return from SEEK24 Energized in Spirit
Eliza Harris, a biology major at Central Connecticut State University, has attended the SEEK Conference before, but somehow this year was different. Rather than being drawn out of curiosity, she made this year’s trip out of spiritual need. “I was just desiring a week spent devoted to ...

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Help Stop the Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut
The Connecticut Legislature Will Once Again Consider Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide in the 2024 Session Help the Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference and many other organizations in stopping the legalization of this life ending procedure     Once again the newspaper...

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A Call to Serve: Xavier Grad Making a Difference in the Community as a Firefighter
EJ Adametz ’17 is a firefighter in Waterbury. His journey from high school to his career is a testament to part of the core values that he learned at Xavier. He believes that the values of giving back to others and being a family are crucial in the fire service, and Xavier instilled these valu...

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USCCB President’s Statement in Observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024
WASHINGTON - In observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement: On Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we pause and reflect on ...

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Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life to Take Place January 18-19
WASHINGTON – Each January thousands of people gather in Washington, D.C. to uphold the dignity of all human life and pray for an end to abortion. Nearly fifty years after the Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide in Roe v. Wade, the court overturned the 1973 decision by giving ...

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That Man is You!

Posted on January 08, 2024 in: News

That Man is You!
Some thought Catholic men don’t want to talk about their faith, and that they really don’t want to talk about their faith at 6:30 in the morning, but that hasn’t been the experience at St. John Paul II Parish (SJPII) in East Hampton/Moodus! On Saturday mornings, more than 30 men ca...

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Pope Francis: One Must Never Dialogue with the Devil
Pope Francis inaugurated a new catechetical series on vices and virtues during Wednesday’s general audience by opening with the story of Adam and Eve, which introduces “the dynamic of evil and temptation” and points toward the dangers of dialoguing with the devil.  The Holy...

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Basilica in Waterbury Voted Top ‘Treasure’ in Connecticut
Long referred to as the Mother Church of Waterbury and beyond, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception has been recognized as a “treasure” by Connecticut residents who are invited each year to vote for their favorite building. In December, the statewide chapter of the American Insti...

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Vatican to Publish 'Private' Homilies of Late Pope Benedict
  Pope Benedict XVI lived in retirement for more than nine years, celebrating Mass each day with the members of his household. The Vatican will publish a collection of the Sunday homilies he gave at those private Masses. The first anniversary of his death was Dec. 31.   VATICAN CI...

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We Can Help. Promise to Protect-Pledge to Heal
We Can Help To report inappropriate conduct of any kind by a Diocesan Bishop please contact ReportBishopAbuse.org or call 1-800-276-1562 To report inappropriate contact of any kind by a representative of the Diocese of Norwich or for assistance for victims, please call The Dioce...

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New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple
New London Couple Recognized as State’s Longest Married Couple   In each of the 71 years that Russell and Pauline DeMarco have been married, their love for each other has grown stronger. How does such an enduring love last despite the challenges and differences that all married couples face? The answer, the couple says, lies with two necessary and key ingredients – patience and understanding. As a way of recognizing and honoring the enduring love of couples like the DeMarcos, Worldwide Marriage Encounter, (WWME) a faith-based marriage enrichment pr...

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey

Posted on February 15, 2024 in: News, Lent

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Resources to Help You on Your Lenten Journey
During Lent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the promised Second Coming of Jesus as Savior. And amid the flurry of preparations, we look for practical ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives. To help you with this preparation, we have gathered various Lent resources into one convenient online location. Here you will find several articles and videos about Lent, along with tools and links to help guide you in the understanding of this holy time.    ...

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Saint of the Month: St. John Bosco

Posted on January 29, 2024 in: News

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Saint of the Month: St. John Bosco
          His one-boy show: Giovanni was born to poor parents in a little cabin in Becchi, a hillside hamlet in Italy. His father died when he was only two years old, and his mother Margaret was left with three sons to raise on her own. As soon as Giovanni was old enough, he learned magic tricks from performers at carnivals, fairs and circuses. He gave one-boy shows to earn money, and then repeated the priest’s Sunday homily to his audience of children.   On deciding what to do with his life: Giovanni Bosco also worked a...

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Nicholas J. Cannata

Posted on February 06, 2024 in: News

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Rest in Peace- Deacon Nicholas J. Cannata
Deacon Nicholas J. Cannata   (January 20, 1931 - February 4, 2024)   Nicholas J. Cannata, 93 (although he was aiming for 100 in his draft obituary), of Portland, husband of 65 years to Bianca Russo Cannata, left this world on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Born January 20, 1931 in Middletown, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Francesca (Giardina) Cannata. Nick was predeceased by his eight older siblings. Two brothers-Emanuel and Sebastian Cannata; and six sisters-Anna Santavenere, Antoinette Spallone, Rose Filette, Helen Marino, Viola Bozzi a...

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Archdiocesan Time Capsule: ‘Do Not Open Until … November 2093’
Have you ever wondered what happened to the time capsule from the Archdiocese of Hartford’s 175th Anniversary celebration? You may recall that at the 175th Anniversary Mass on Nov. 28, 2018, Catholic parishes, schools, and other organizations were asked to bring packets of memorabilia to be buried the following year in a time capsule on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, for reopening sometime in the distant future. The precious items are now organized and safely tucked away, but not underground as you might expect. Instead, they are housed in the Archd...

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A Ticker Tape Message from God: How a non-Catholic Sociologist Became a Catholic Theologian
A Ticker Tape Message from God: How a non-Catholic Sociologist Became a Catholic Theologian   IN THE SUMMER OF 1987, Cynthia Toolin-Wilson reluctantly consented to accompany her husband and mother-in-law on a trip to Rome. Her husband Jim and his mother were devout Catholics, Cynthia was not. She was not anti-Catholic, she just wasn’t particularly interested in things religious. But, since visiting Rome was her elderly mother-in-law’s lifelong dream, Cynthia agreed to go on the condition that she would not have to visit any “religious&rdquo...

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